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Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI by Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City

Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI by Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City | green streets | Scoop.it

With an expansion of Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional, Rojkind Arquitectos has turned a repository for Mexico's cinematic history into a public space that welcomes the sometimes unruly life of this teeming city.

Commissioned by the National Council of Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), the firm proposed a master plan for the 311,000-square-foot complex that expanded the Cineteca's facilities and gave them the feeling of an urban park. In addition to four new 180-seat theaters and new archive buildings, the plan adds a bookstore, café, and restaurant, as well as a bar serving ice cream, all set around two grassy lawns. “We didn't want it to feel like you're in the lobby of a commercial cinema,” says firm principal Michel Rojkind. “We wanted it to feel more like a university campus, with everything floating in a park.”


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Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Arboleda Urban Village in Monterrey, Mexico Integrates Smart Growth & Green Design

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Arboleda Urban Village in Monterrey, Mexico Integrates Smart Growth & Green Design | green streets | Scoop.it
Arboleda, an urban mixed-use community now under development in Monterrey, Mexico, is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects of New Haven, Conn., in collaboration with landscape design firm Office of James Burnett.

The project incorporates principles of sustainable design and green building and will be compliant with the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard. The development is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in collaboration with landscape design firm Office of James Burnett on behalf of Mexican developer One Development Group (ODG).

According to Pelli Clarke Pelli, the 26-acre Arboleda site will include residential and commercial development centered around a large central park and incorporating generous green space and native plantings, and all buildings will be LEED certified...

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